Heating Plates for Chick Brooders
- Extra Small:
- Keeps up to 15 chicks warm
- 15 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 10" x 10"
- Keeps up to 20 chicks warm
- 22 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 12" x 12"
- Keeps up to 30 chicks warm
- 42 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 16"
- Keeps up to 50 chicks warm
- 66 watts/hr
- Plate & Cover: 16" x 24"
- Height of all sizes adjusts from 1.5" to 6" by adjusting the yellow legs
- Yellow legs: 9.5"L
- ABS plastic
- Cord: 70"L
- 1 year warranty
Use a Dial-A-Temp to allow control of Premier's Heating Plates output between 105°F to 125°F or a Heating Plate Temperature Controller which allows control of Premier's Heating Plates output between 20% - 100% of full output.
Heating plate advantages over a heat lamp:
- Uses much less electricity. Only 22 watts (66 for the larger plate) vs 175 or 250 watts for a heat lamp.
- Less risk of fire because of the much lower surface temperature (125°).
- A hen keeps chicks warm beneath a heat source. So does a heat plate.
The rugged plate cover (optional) prevents older chicks from perching on top and fouling the unit with droppings. However, the plate can be hand-washed to remove dust and debris.
How to Use
Height adjustment is important. As the chicks grow, use the adjustable legs to increase the height of the plate above the bedding and chicks.
When the heating plate is plugged directly into the outlet, the red light comes on and stays on. When it is plugged into the heating plate temperature controller (#540229), it will blink based on the min/max adjustment. Slow blink toward minimum and quicker toward max. If you turn it all the way up, it will come on full time.
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Deirdre G from Florida
After over a year of using 250 watt light, I needed to find an alternative that is SAFE and BUDGET FRIENDLY. I decided on two(2) 12x12 plates.
Temperatures dropped to 28 degrees at night where I live and had the plate in the brooder section of my walk-in coop. I placed a temp reader under it and the plate maintained 89 degrees In the middle area of the plate and protected my day olds. I read to angle the plate (lower in back and higher in front) to better allow chicks to find there comfort zone. I agree with us set up.
The product is genius! The legs are easy to adjust and made of a very hard plastic. The legs will never bend. The product reads 20 chicks for 12x12 and that is right for day olds, but number of chicks is less as they get older (naturally). The cover is a must-have too. Chicks will jump up on-top and poo all over it.
Perfect for me. I have a small Silkie farm for hobby and have 17 hens with 1 rooster. The 2 plates is great for me.
Becky S from Oklahoma
I have 3 of the small heat plates and have covers for all of them. Best heat plates on the market. Highly and easily adjustible for all sizes and ages of chicks. The covers keep the chicks from sitting on top and makiong a mess. Clean up is a breeze. Highly recommend!
Kathryn C from British Columbia, Canada
Very useful in brooders, easy to clean. The lids are a plus to get as well as they work to keep the chicks off the top and easy to clean as well. Like that you can adjust height with the level rather than having to use a screw driver to unlock the side as in the brinsea. Watch the height as the down on the chicks can be burnt though - plate is hot.
Dawn B from British Columbia, Canada
Thrilled with my purchase! I will no longer lose chicks to a malfunctioning lamp/bulb.
Marvin R from West Virginia
Works just like they said it would. Would recommend to anyone. Great product!